Drinking lemon water in the morning has become a habit for millions of people around the world. However, not many people can stand the bitter taste of the beverage, which is disappointing knowing how healthy lemons really are. Lemons contain numerous essential nutrients and can significantly improve our overall health.
According to experts, drinking lemon water every morning will provide your body with a healthy amount of vitamins B and C, antioxidants, flavonoids and minerals. Lemon water possesses antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties which will help the body fight infections and different ailments. The beverage will also boost your digestion and relieve any kind of digestive problem you might be facing.
You should also know that a glass of warm lemon water on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, will help you with other things, such as: flushes the system, aids digestion, fights hunger cravings, promotes weight loss and creates an alkaline-forming environment to balance the body’s pH. Did you know that just 1 cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 % of your recommended daily serving of vitamin C?
Note: but, unfortunately, there is one common mistake that most people make when they’re enjoying a glass of lemon water – they throw out the lemon peel (which is a bad thing). Why – well, because the lemon peel is one of the most nutritious parts of the whole fruit. Let me guess – your normal routine would probably be: slicing the lemon, squeezing the juice into a bottle and adding some hot or ice water. But, let me tell you something – this is actually the wrong way to do it. And, now your probably ask yourself – what’s the right way? Well, don’t worry, because we have the answer for you. Here’s the right way to make lemon water!
– For best results, make sure you always use organic lemons.
– Initially, cut them into thin slices and squeeze some of them, not all, into the water.
– Next, grate the zest of the squeezed slices into the water.
– Then, place the un-squeezed lemon slices in a blender, and fill it with boiling hot or ice cold water.
Afterward, just enjoy your drink!